Mara-Jayde Brown (Hina) has attended Kamehameha Schools from the age of 3 (preschool) and is now a junior. Everyone calls her “Hiwa” (HEE-vuh). She was born and raised in Hilo on the island of Hawaiʻi. She has participated in performing arts from the fourth grade. She has been in four of the musicals her school has produced: 42nd Street, Annie, Fiddler On The Roof, and West Side Story. When she is not at school she is a dual-sport athlete, playing soccer and tennis for school, and soccer for two other teams outside of the school’s program. She believes this trip will be an opportunity for her to grow as a performer and to gain self-confidence. She would like to thank anyone and everyone who has supported her throughout the years and those who are helping fund and organize the incredible opportunity she has been presented with.